Confession: I’m big on the whole sentimental value thing… so you betcha I have boxes full of mementos. I keep old letters, cards, pens and what-have-you. I also still have old books, comics and magazines from my childhood and teenage years. But I’ve promised myself that I am going to be serious about making my room over.

It’s been so messy, unorganized and basically just pure blah! Well that will soon change. I’ve already talked to my soon-to-be architect friend, Mai Ann, who has a good eye for design and is a real queen of organization about redecorating my room – a challenge I’ve posed upon her. See, I live in my grandma’s house who’s in the US. We take care of her house for her. Now this is grandma I’m talking about is a sort of far relative from my mom’s side. I think I’m her “apo sa tuhod” as they call it. Basically, the room’s furniture which have been there since the first time my parents decided I’m big enough to separate sleeping quarters from them – most of it at least – is as old as the house itself. They’re made of wood and metal and they’re all very heavy to be moved by just one person. So considering their state, I can’t touch them. I am not allowed to actually get rid of any of these big things much as I would love to. Hence the challenge to my friend is to come up with a room makeover plan that will work with what I’ve got. 
Anyway, as they say, if you want to organize, you’ve got to learn to sort through your clutter: keep, donate or discard. Well, last year I decided I would donate my stuff toys. It was a little hard to part with them because they were sooo cute. But I feel like parting with these old books, comics and magazines of mine from my teenage years (when I had the Backstreet fever) will be even harder. 
I remember arguing with my friends, Ryan and Mai about getting rid of these stuff last year. I had asked them for help in organizing my room but I was not completely ready to let them go. It was like I was one of those people I see in Clean House whom the Clean House team always had to persuade to give up something. They’d be like “Can we get rid of these? Can we sell it at the garage sale?” and their answer would always be a flat out “NO.” 
The first step to getting a cleaner, more organized room: admitting you have a problem. And so yeah, I admit I have a problem! But I’m determined to resolve it! 
So… goodbye books.    
And goodbye magazines…
This one right here was my fave: a topless young Nick Carter (ha ha